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Global climate activist calls for a new education system to help save the planet

Globally-renowned environmentalist Dr Satish Kumar is calling for a new education system to be introduced in universities around the world to help save the planet.

Climate finance needs to stop being "gender blind"

Climate finance needs to stop being “gender blind” and be made readily available to women at a grassroots level in climate-hit regions.

Health and climate experts warn of climate-related health crisis

Health professionals and climate experts from around the world called for urgent action to tackle the growing climate-related health crisis, at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Professor Yunus: "The world is on fire. Young people are the planet's only hope"

The world is burning and young people are the planet's only hope, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus told Glasgow Caledonian University's second COP26 Green Zone event.

Tribute to inspirational honorary graduate

One of Scotland's leading 20th-Century industrialists, Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, has died at the age of 95.

What inspired Annie Lennox to become a social activist?

Legendary singer-songwriter and social activist Dr Annie Lennox OBE revealed that her grandparents and Eurythmics partner Dave Stewart’s stepfather inspired her to become a social activist fighting for climate action.

The need for resilience underlined by hard-hitting documentaries

The importance of climate resilience was underlined as two powerful documentaries received an exclusive screening at Glasgow Caledonian University last night.

Glasgow schoolgirls trigger Twitter storm after signing climate charter

Schoolgirls had their voices heard around the world with a Twitter storm calling for climate action after signing Glasgow’s Children and Young People’s Climate Charter.

First Minister visits GCU to announce free bus travel for under 22s

GCU’s Principal and Student President welcomed Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvie, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights, to our Glasgow campus today, November 5.

Game for saving the planet

Visitors to Glasgow Caledonian University today experienced first-hand what a devastated planet earth might look and feel like thanks to a host of educational video games created by students.

'Eat less meat, save the planet', says GCU nutrition expert

Nutrition expert Emma Kinrade took centre stage at the high-profile Girls@COP26 conference to discuss how moving to a more plant-based diet can improve physical health and help save the planet.

Hard-hitting documentaries to be screened at University

Two powerful documentaries about the devastating impact of climate change will receive an exclusive screening at Glasgow Caledonian University during COP26.